Film, Video Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Morning Session)
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- Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Morning Session)
- In the years following the Vietnam War, more than 1 million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those who took to the ocean in small, overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." Many perished on the seas, some at the hands of pirates, while others took refuge in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. By the late 1970s and 1980s, the United States, Canada and other nations accepted many of those who survived the refugee camps. Scholars, community leaders and former refugees discussed the topic in four sessions: "Historical Background," "Exodus," "Rescue and Hospitality" and "Remembering Who We Are and Where We Have Been." Senator James Webb (D-Va.) delivered the opening keynote address.
- Library of Congress
- Library of Congress. Asian Division, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-05-02.
- - Biography, History
- - Education
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Culture, Folklife
- - War, Military
- - Group name: Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective.
- - Classification: Education.
- - Various.
- - Recorded on 2009-05-02.
- - Researchers.
- - Teachers.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Asian Division. Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective Morning Session. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-02, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688232/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Asian Division, S. B. (2009) Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective Morning Session. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-02. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688232/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Asian Division. Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective Morning Session. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-02, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688232/>.